How Much News Do You Know?

Think you know what's been happening in the news? Try our quiz and see how well you remember the major events of the week! Be sure to keep track of your answers. Then, when you're finished, click here.

Question 1: On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton abandoned his quest to remain at the world body next year, sending formal notice to the White House that he will leave when his temporary appointment expires in the coming weeks. What was not one of Bolton's accomplishments while in office?

A. He assembled coalitions addressing North Korea's nuclear activity
B. He assembled Iran's uranium enrichment and reprocessing work and the violence in Darfur
C. He served as counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
D. He made reform at the United Nations a top priority

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Question 2: On Monday, FOX News exclusively reported that the cash-strapped regime of North Korea, which has a worldwide reputation for its criminal dealings in weapons sales, drugs and near-perfect counterfeit U.S. $100 bills, may have found what new illegal source of hard foreign currency?

A. oil exports
B. international reinsurance fraud
C. black market transactions
D. None of the above

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Question 3: On Monday, which major drugmaker's stock dropped 13 percent on word that the company will end the development of a key new cholesterol treatment?

A. Merck & Co.
B. Bristol-Myers Squibb
C. Johnson & Johnson
D. Pfizer

Need a hint? Read more by FNC's Gary Kaltbaum.

Question 4: On Tuesday, which city's Board of Health became the first to ban artery-clogging artificial trans fats at restaurants?

A. Illinois
B. New Jersey
C. Massachusetts
D. New York

Need a hint? Read more by FNC's Lis Wiehl.


Question 5: On Wednesday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Robert Gates as defense secretary, with Democrats and Republicans portraying him as the man who will help overhaul President Bush's Iraq policies. During his Senate confirmation hearing, what did the nominee say about the war in Iraq?

A. What we are now doing is satisfactory.
B. There are no more options available; We need to get out now.
C. Our military is winning the battle.
D. The U.S. is neither winning nor losing.

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Question 6: On Monday, an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 22 people was linked by health investigators to three Taco Bell restaurants in New Jersey. Investigators also were examining whether an outbreak of 14 cases on Long Island was connected to the fast-food chain. Earlier this year, three people died and more than 200 fell ill from an E. coli outbreak that was traced to what packaged product that was grown in California?

A. kale
B. lettuce
C. spinach
D. cabbage

Need a hint? Watch the video!

Question 7: On Wednesday, the U.S. military said 10 American servicemen were killed in four separate incidents across Iraq. The deaths were announced as the Iraq Study Group unveiled its report in Washington that called for a change of course in the country. What did the bipartisan commission advise?

A. to pull back U.S. combat troops by 2008
B. U.S. troop mission should evolve to role of supporting Iraqi Army
C. More training of U.S. government personnel and intelligence units
D. All of the above

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 8: Dolly Parton was amongst the celebrities honored Sunday night by the Kennedy Center Performing Arts. Which singer gave a tribute performance of "9 to 5" in which she reportedly flubbed some lines?

A. Beyonce Knowles
B. Ashley Simpson
C. Jessica Simpson
D. Reese Witherspoon

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 9: On Thursday, nearly 500 survivors of Pearl Harbor gathered at the watery grave in Hawaii to honor those killed by the Japanese 65 years ago, and remember the events of World War II. What is the name of the battleship that is the final resting place for many of its 1,177 crew members who died on December 7, 1941?

A. USS New York
B. USS Pennsylvania
C. USS Nevada
D. USS Arizona

Need a hint? Read Adam Housley's blog!

Question 10: According to a study released by JD Power and Associates on Wednesday, which Japanese automaker leads the auto industry in retaining new vehicle buyers?

A. Toyota
B. Honda
C. Nissan
D. Chevrolet

Need a hint? Click here to visit's Autos Center.

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